The Rams were very active in free agency Thursday. They added free agent Connor Barwin and Lance Dunbar. Connor Barwin brings leadership and experience to Wade Phillips 3-4 defense, while Lance Dunbar appears to be a change of pace back for Todd Gurley. At this point it seems as if the Rams are expecting Benny Cunningham to sign with another team.
In Connor Barwin’s last stint with Wade Phillips he put up 11.5 sacks. He is also familiar and effective playing in a 3-4 defense. The Rams are hoping he can be as productive as he was then. He comes with just a one year 6 million dollar deal. Lets hope he can add some stability and leadership to this young LA defense.
Lance Dunbar comes a little cheaper at a one year 3 million dollar deal with incentives. He will make a strong push to be Gurley’s backup. With his pass-catching ability, McVay can be very creative with Dunbar’s skill set.